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20 Oct 2017 description
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Key facts

2,950 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece based on analysis from referrals to EKKA (as of 15 October 2017)

1,114 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 15 October, including 20 vacant places)

1,822 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 15 October 2017) including:

19 Oct 2017 description

Arrivals to Europe in First half of 2017

In the first half of 2017, 16,524 children arrived in Greece, Italy, Spain and Bulgaria, of whom 11,918 (72%) were unaccompanied or separated children (UASC).


In the first half of 2017, 3,020 children arrived to Greece by sea, including 411 (14%) UASC, a 95% decrease compared to the first half of 2016 (60,089).

30 Aug 2017 description

Basheer thought he could make it. He was 18, in good health and knew how to swim. But the Evros River crossing takes many victims.

Wet, cold, tired and lost, a mother and son who successfully crossed Evros lay down on the riverbank afterward. Hypothermia killed both. Another family buried their 4-year-old near the river after a train hit her while the family was walking along nearby tracks.

09 Aug 2017 description
  • 116,692 arrivals by sea in 2017

  • 363,401 arrivals in 2016

  • 2,405 dead/missing

14 Jul 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster Two years after the beginning of the migration crisis (in 2015), more than 62,000 migrants remain stranded in the mainland and islands of Greece, according to figures of 6 June 2017 of the Greek government2 . Out of those 62,000 migrants, some 34,000 are on the mainland, some 13,000 on the islands and almost 14,000 are accommodated in the housing scheme of UNHCR’s relocation programme.

13 Jul 2017 description

This document provides detailed information on Temporary Accommodation Sites and Reception & Identification Centers (RICs) in Greece in order to allow for better planning and to address gaps where highlighted. Data will be updated on a monthly basis by corresponding SMS agencies.

10 Jul 2017 description

Arrivals to Europe in First Quarter of 20171 In the first quarter of 2017, 5,384 children arrived in Greece, Italy, Spain and Bulgaria, of those 3,719 (69%) were unaccompanied or separated children (UASC)


25 Jun 2017 description


Among those returned thus far, the vast majority have been nonSyrians and mainly constitute Pakistani nationals (45%). Other nationalities represented among returnees include Afghans,
Bangladeshis, Algerians and Iranians.

At least, 45% of those express no will to apply for asylum and/or withdrew their will to apply for asylum in Greece.

In total, 193 Syrians (16% of the total number of returnees) have been returned to Turkey to date and none have been returned on the basis that their claim was found inadmissible.